After compiling my application a year ago, and it finally arriving at Plato in September, I just received word that I can write the GIS Technologist exam later this year.
I submitted my application at the Practitioner level, but because I don’t have a Honours degree, I did not meet the academic requirement, although I far exceeded the work experience requirement. At least I’m getting that degree sorted out now, so I’ll be able to upgrade my registration in two years time.
Once I’ve written this exam, passed it (?) and gotten my certificate, I will officially be a GIS technologist and I’ll be officially allowed to “do GIS”. I guess the last 5 years of work experience and my GIS/Computer Science/Information Systems degree were unofficial then?